orange corn snake being held

Animal outreach visit

Animal outreach visit 

Book a half day (morning or afternoon) or a full day for us to bring our collection of exotic animals to your school or setting. Meet and handle giant African snails, stick insects, giant millipedes, hissing cockroaches, fire salamanders and a corn snake.

Specific learning objectives

  • to have the confidence to try at least one new experience
  • to be able to tell an adult about an animal they have seen or touched 
  • to learn to care for and respect animals

Early learning goal links

Communication and language
Children listen attentively in a range of situations and respond with relevant comments, questions or actions. Answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to events. Children express themselves effectively.

Physical development
Children show good control and co-ordination in small movements.

Personal, social and emotional development
Children are confident to try new activities and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas. They say when they do or don’t need help. Children talk about how they and others show feelings. They adjust their behaviour to different situations and take changes of routine in their stride. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings.

Understanding the world
Children know about similarities and differences in relation to living things. They make observations of animals and explain why some things occur and talk about changes.